In less than two weeks, the ABTA Travel Convention will open in the beautiful and lively city of Seville. The themes for this year’s convention are “Truth, Trust and the Future of the Expert.” We will explore both the challenges and the opportunities for our industry brought about by the growth of digital and social media, as well as wider political and economic trends.
Over the course of three days leading experts from travel and the wider world of industry, will give the benefit of their insight and experience on how to attract and retain customers in an increasingly disrupted world. I would like to take this opportunity to thank our sponsors the Telegraph, Travel Weekly, Avis Budget Group, Global and Royal Caribbean International, without whom it would be impossible to deliver the Convention.
Seville is a stunning venue with historic buildings, great restaurants and nightlife; we have also secured very impressive conference and hotel facilities. I know that our Andalusian hosts will also provide some unforgettable experiences at the Convention parties. There are still a few places left for late bookers and I look forward to meeting delegates in sunny Spain next month.
Mark Tanzer, Chief Executive